Firstly this month I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped out over the Halloween Howl festival. The festival has just completed its sixth year and is going from strength to strength. Volunteers are a huge part of that success, and I think it is really important to acknowledge and thank the people who take the time out of busy schedules to donate their time to clubs, to marshal events, put up and take down town decorations etc. I would also like to thank the committees themselves. It is easy to forget that the Sports Club committees, the Youth Club committees, the KMEG
committee, the Tidy Towns committee are all made up of Volunteers, Volunteers that give up their time throughout the year to work towards a common goal for the town. So I would take this opportunity to salute all the Volunteers in the town. As Robert J. Rosenthal (2015) said:
For everyone who dreams of a better world – and especially for those who
help to achieve it.
Congratulations to our Fancy Dress winners on the night of the 31st of October. Worthy winners in a competition with such a high level of creativity! The winners this year were, Jessie O’Shea with a beautiful unicorn costume, Emily and Finn McCloskey dressed as Wednesday and IT of the Addams Family and the O’Neill family dressed as the Ghostbusters and the Marshmallow woman!
Due to a clash of cases, the court date for the Market Trading case has been postponed. A new date will be set down on Dec 11th.
Don't forget our fundraiser on Friday November 17th. Tickets are available at The White Room and Brook Lane Hotel. If you cannot attend donations are also welcome.
Kerry County Council, in conjunction with Destination Kerry, Kerry Airport, local tourism trade, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and the Irish Embassy in Berlin, organised a major promotion in Berlin from Nov 2-5. The delegation was led by Minister Brendan Griffin and the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. John Sheahan, and included trade representatives from every region of the county. KMEG were delighted to be invited to take part in the trade mission and we sent Lynne Brennan on our behalf.
This trade delegation is in support of the recently announced direct Ryanair air service between Berlin (Schonefeld) and Kerry, which will operate twice weekly, starting on October 29th, and continues right through 2018. Germany is Ireland’s largest Continental market and Kerry is the preferred regional holiday destination for German visitors. The potential for growth of German business to Kerry, both tourism and general, on the back of the new air service is considerable. As the Irish county most dependent on tourism it’s important that this opportunity is maximised.
Lynne and the KMEG committee will host a business meeting in the near future about how we as a town can best utilise the contacts made and work on the action areas that have been identified.